Thursday, September 17, 2009


So the PM has been raging about the liberals and their 'coalition' friends ruining democracy (even though coalition governments are perfect valid under the constitution).

Regardless, as the liberals pulled their support for the tories there were assumpitons:

1) That the the government would fall because now that the liberals have changed tRack (due to failed EI consultations and generally bad government) there were no opposition parties willing to support the government. Jack and the NDP as well as to a lesser degree the Bloc have trumpeted their lack of support for the government since day one.

- In reality the NDP and the Bloc have thrown their support towards Harper's tories making it clear that their 'principled' stand against the government over the past few years was only because they were sure the liberals wouldn't cause an election. This is about as principled as Italy's switch to the alllies after they had already lost WWII. Good on ya Jack way to lead.

2) That Harper would never get into bed with any proposals from the NDP or Bloc to keep his government afloat given his poll numbers, and would make lots of noise about the spectre of a liberal/ndp/bloc coalition simliar to last year.

- In reality Ignatieff has made clear that he will not be courting another coalition and never really liked the one Dion assembled. Further, the only thing preventing an election is the cooperation between the Tories, the ndp and teh bloc. So, wait, sorry, the tories are accusing the liberals of secretly negotiating a coalition while the Conservatives and Mr. Harper are flagrantly in cahoots with the ndp and the bloc? Who's secretly developing a coaltion with "socialists and seperatists"? Not the liberals... not the greens... but yes... THE TORIES!

Sad sad sad.


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